Best NHL Western Conference Betting Sites

When it comes to the National Hockey League’s two conferences, for a long time now, East is least and West is best. While Eastern Conference teams have tended to dominate the individual honors, when it comes to the big bauble, the one that matters most, the Stanley Cup continues to go West. From 2007-15, seven of nine Stanley Cup titles have been earned by Western Conference teams. And the two titles won by Eastern Conference teams both came down to a Game 7 outcome, so it was that close to being a clean sweep for the West. [+]

The depth of talented teams within the Western Conference is evident in the teams that have won the Stanley Cup during the past decade. They’re run the gauntlet from Presidents’ Trophy winners (the 2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks) to teams that barely slipped into postseason play as a No. 8 seed (the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings).

 

NHL Western Conference Betting Lines Today

Make sure you’re aware of the latest betting lines by referencing the game odds below. This widget will help you discover all the different wager types for your preferred game. 

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Monday 15 May
FT Ottawa Senators 0 - 1 Pittsburgh Penguins +180 -200 Odds
Tuesday 16 May
FT Anaheim Ducks 1 - 2 Nashville Predators +124 -137 Odds
Wednesday 17 May
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 1 - 5 Ottawa Senators -115 +104 Odds
Thursday 18 May
AOT Anaheim Ducks 3 - 2 Nashville Predators +128 -141 Odds
Friday 19 May
Pittsburgh Penguins 20:00 Ottawa Senators -118 +107 Odds
Saturday 20 May
Nashville Predators 19:15 Anaheim Ducks +103 -114 Odds
Sunday 21 May
Ottawa Senators 15:00 Pittsburgh Penguins

NHL Western Conference Standings Right Now

The up to date NHL Western Conference standings will be found here and one thing you will notice immediately is the closeness of the teams in the conference. [+]

During the 2015-16 NHL season, just seven points separated first from fifth overall in the Western Conference and each of those teams garnered at least 102 points. In 2014-15, eight points was the difference between first and sixth in the conference and a team required 97 points just to qualify for the playoffs in the Western Conference.

The Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks all won 40 games during the 2014-15 campaign and failed to earn a playoff position.

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# team pts P W L GF GA
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 118 82 45 19 263 182
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 82 40 21 282 234
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 108 82 39 24 249 195
4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 103 82 33 26 226 200
5 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 102 82 40 28 256 220
6 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 98 82 34 28 212 214
7 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 82 38 31 234 212
8 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 82 33 27 251 242
9 New York Islanders New York Islanders 94 82 33 29 241 242
10 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 94 82 32 30 234 227
11 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 82 25 33 219 236
12 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 87 82 28 31 215 236
13 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 82 23 36 210 237
14 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 79 82 17 36 207 244
15 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 82 25 37 201 237
16 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 82 18 40 183 244
Regular Western Conference
1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 109 82 37 23 244 213
2 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 106 82 42 25 266 208
3 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 105 82 40 23 223 200
4 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 103 82 37 26 247 212
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 38 29 235 218
6 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 99 82 38 29 221 201
7 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 82 32 33 226 221
8 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 82 35 29 240 224
9 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 87 82 33 35 249 256
10 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 86 82 25 35 201 205
11 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 79 82 28 37 223 262
12 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 42 197 260
13 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 82 19 43 182 243
14 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 48 82 14 56 166 278
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 105 82 40 23 223 200
2 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 103 82 37 26 247 212
3 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 99 82 38 29 221 201
4 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 82 32 33 226 221
5 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 86 82 25 35 201 205
6 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 42 197 260
7 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 82 19 43 182 243
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 109 82 37 23 244 213
2 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 106 82 42 25 266 208
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 38 29 235 218
4 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 82 35 29 240 224
5 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 87 82 33 35 249 256
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 79 82 28 37 223 262
7 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 48 82 14 56 166 278
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 118 82 45 19 263 182
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 82 40 21 282 234
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 108 82 39 24 249 195
4 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 102 82 40 28 256 220
5 New York Islanders New York Islanders 94 82 33 29 241 242
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 82 25 33 219 236
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 87 82 28 31 215 236
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 82 18 40 183 244
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 103 82 33 26 226 200
2 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 98 82 34 28 212 214
3 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 82 38 31 234 212
4 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 82 33 27 251 242
5 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 94 82 32 30 234 227
6 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 82 23 36 210 237
7 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 79 82 17 36 207 244
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 82 25 37 201 237

How To Win At Western Conference Betting

The NHL’s Western Conference has come the closest to producing what could be termed a dynasty during the NHL’s salary cap era. The Chicago Blackhawks won three Stanley Cups between 2010-15 (2009-10, 2012-13, 2014-15) and the Los Angeles Kings won a pair of Cups between 2011-12 and 2013-14.

You have to go all the way back to 2004-06 to find an instance where the Eastern Conference was able to produce successive Stanley Cup winners and the only Eastern team to produce multiple Stanley Cup wins since 2000 are the New Jersey Devils (1999-2000, 2002-03). When they were still situated in the Western Conference, the Detroit Red Wings were the last team to win back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 1996-97 and 1997-98.

For the most part, you should expect close, low-scoring games when Western Conference teams meet. While the Dalllas Stars led the NHL with 267 goals scored during the 2015-16 season, only three of the top-10 scoring NHL teams were from the Western Conference. But three of the top four best defensive teams resided in the West.

Seven Western Conference teams won at least 21 road games during the 2015-16 campaign and the Anaheim Ducks posted the best power play (23.1 per cent) and penalty kill (87.2 per cent) in the league. The NHL’s leading scorer (Patrick Kane, Chicago, 106 points) and the only player to produce a 100-point season, as well as the top rookie scorer (Artemi Panarin, Chicago, 77 points) also were Western Conference players.

The Eastern Conference may still grab the majority of the Art Ross, Rocket Richard and Hart Trophies, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of high-end talent in the Western Conference. Three of the NHL’s 40-goal scorers during the 2014-15 season – Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks (46), Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars (41) and Vladimir Tarasneko of the St. Louis Blues (40) – potted their goals for Western Conference teams.

The West is also loaded with cutch performers. Kane led the NHL in power-play points (37), Joe Paveski of the San Jose Sharks netted an NHL-leading 11 game-winning goals and Tyler Toffoil (plus-35) and Anze Kopitar (plus-34) of the Los Angeles Kings were 1-2 in the league in plus-minus.